Rohingyas' no to return without fulfilling conditions
Published : Thursday, 22 August, 2019 at 2:33 PM Count : 184
None of the Rohingya regugees who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh wants to go back their homeland unless their demands for getting recognition, international protection and get back their property in their villages are met.
Mohammad Abul Kalam, Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation commissioner in a press briefing said none of the Rohingyas wants to return to their homeland until the conditions are fulfilled.
Two Chinese representaives, representatives from Myanmar and one from Bangladesh Foreign Ministry were present in the briefing held at Jadimora Shalbagan Rohingya camp in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar on Thursday.Rohingyas' repatriation process was scheduled to begin today (Thursday).
Abul Kalam said a list containing 3,540 names of Rohingyas was given to Bangladesh by Mynamar. Some 295 families were interviewed till 12:00 noon today. But, none was willing to go back home without fulfilling the conditions, he added.
"The government has completed all preparations for repatriation. If any Rohingya wants to return willingly without any condition, they will be sent back to Myanmar," Abul Kalam also said.
The first date for Rohingya repatriation was fixed for November 15, 2018 . But, no one was forcibly sent back at that time because of their unwillingness that hindered the repatriation process for the second time.